Course Code: CPC10111

Certificate I in Construction


Want a great way to develop your skills and knowledge in a trade area? This course is perfect for those:

  • Wanting to start a Home Maintenance business
  • Seeking a pathway to a trade apprenticeship
  • Wanting a job as a trades assistant

This is a Nationally Recognised qualification. Enrolments can only be accepted from SE QLD due to the on-site practical components required in this course.

Course outcomes:

  • CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction
  • Construction Safety White Card (required to access any construction zone)
  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)
  • Access to industry employment opportunities

For full course details Download Certificate I Construction course outline

Schools – download Download Certificate I Construction course outline_Schools

call 1300 380 335 if you have any questions about this course.

Course Details

Study Modes

  • Blended Learning – A combination of workshops and distance learning. Contact Adapt Education for dates and locations. Course consists of:
    • Theory Component – all resources and assessment tasks can be received online or correspondence (hard copy). Some reading and assessment is required to be completed at home in between workshops.
    • Practical Component – Our hands on workshops ensure that you receive expert instruction, guidance and opportunities to practice your skills in a safe environment. Assessment is conducted during workshops. In addition, ongoing photographic evidence and reports of practical jobs will be required to fulfil the necessary course evidence requirements.

Government Funding

  • The qualification is approved for VET in Schools funding. View the Schools tab on this page for more information.
  • This qualification is Centrelink approved, meaning eligible participants may be able to receive Austudy, Abstudy, the Education Supplement, Newstart, Youth Allowance, or the Disability Supplement.

All training, assessment and student services for this course are provided by our partner organisation My Industry Training. Adapt Education (RTO32452) are responsible for quality assurance, compliance and issuing your certificate.


Timeframes will depend on the group you are enrolled into. Check with Adapt for dates and venues. As an example a common course structure is 18 weeks (2 days per week workshop attendance, 1 day per week distance study).

Note: students receiving government funding may be obligated to complete the program in a specific time frame:

  • Centrelink (education supplement): Full time 18 weeks, part time 30 weeks
  • VETiS: timeframes negotiated directly with school.

Blended mode of study:

  • $2500 for a standard fee paying student; or
  • $0 for school based students who qualify for VETiS funding

For more information about eligibility criteria for the Certificate 3 Guarantee or other subsidies go to our Government funding page.

Contact us for a quote if you have specific requirements or a group booking

For more information about course inclusions and exclusions go to our fee schedule page

Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.).

  • It is an expectation that you will have access to a computer/tablet/phone and the internet. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • It is expected that students have well developed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. Students who do not meet the minimum LLN requirements for this course will be provided a range of options and strategies to assist.
  • For information regarding Adapt Education’s policies and procedures please refer to our student handbook


How to Enrol

Contact us to determine the next available in-take date. You can enrol online  or alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.



VET in Schools

We offer flexible training programs designed and taught by teachers specifically for schools targeting a diverse range of students with an interest in the Construction Industry.  We pride ourselves on quality training that aligns with school outcomes and good pedagogy.

Course details:

  • Duration: 20 days – (1 day per week for 2 Terms or structured to suit school timetable)
  • Cost: Free for students who have not accessed VETiS funding or ‘Fee for Service’ can be negotiated dependant on enrolment numbers.
  • Where: All training programs are conducted on school grounds during normal school hours.
  • Equipment:  All student resources, tools, building materials and student personal protective equipment is provided.
  • Future Pathways: Exclusive partnerships with industry providing work experience which can lead to employment opportunities.

Course outcomes:

  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Construction Safety White Card (required to access any construction zone)
  • First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)
  • 3 QCE points
  • Access to industry employment opportunities

Note: The course can be delivered to align with the Construction SAS course.  Units are mapped to the SAS course and gap assessments are completed to gain the qualification.

Contact us today on 0408 185 020 or to discuss this opportunity.

Units (11 units required)

Unit Name

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCore
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise workCore
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communicationCore
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCCM2005BUse construction tools and equipmentCore
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industryCore
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCore
CPCCVE1011AUndertake a basic construction projectCore
CPCCCM1011AUndertake basic estimation and costingCore
CPCCCM2004AHandle construction materialsCore
HLTAID003Provide first aidCore